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home staging: I Want To Sell This Home Fast. Can't You Just Make it Look "Nice?" - 12/25/09 02:48 PM
When I walk into a home that I've been asked to look at for staging, it's always a new and exciting challenge. My mind starts coming up with scenarios about all the stuff that could be done to make it look fabulous! So, I put my report together and recommend changes that could put this home out ahead of the market. Then the shoe drops and what was once a possiblity is now just a matter of what is the least we can do to get this house sold? It's so frustrating when sellers won't do what needs to be done (19 comments)
home staging: Do It Yourself Home Staging Or Hire A Professional Home Stager? - 12/05/09 03:58 PM
When a home owner puts their home on the market, they don't want to wait forever to get it sold, or to suffer price reductions. So, the best solution is to prepare their home so it shows well and encourages buyers to make great offers. How can we do this? Home staging is the art of preparing their home so it showcases the best features of the home and minimizes the less than desirable ones. Homes that are staged, almost always show better, sell faster and bring a better price than those that aren't staged. As a professional home stager in (5 comments)
home staging: Got Clients That Want To Stage Their Home Themselves? This might help... - 11/19/09 06:30 PM
Now, before going further, I'd like to say that I am a home stager - and pretty good at, I think. I believe in staging homes and I believe that they should be staged by a professional. However, we all have those people who want to do it all themselves and that includes home staging! If you have talked about staging to them and offered them good reasons to stage their home, but they still insist on doing it themselves, have I got a deal for you! You can now offer them an instantly downloadable "ebook" that will walk them through (2 comments)
home staging: Need an alternative to offer your clients for home staging? - 10/02/09 07:01 PM
Are you looking for a way to get your clients to stage their home? (and believe me, MANY of them need it!). Don't get me wrong, I STILL believe that most homes need a good stager that comes to the home and works with the client to get the home staged. However, I realize that some people just won't hire a home stager and some of the agents don't pay for it. (a lot of them in Denver do however - thank you!) So, as an alternative, I offer you my newest "e-book" that you can have your clients buy - (1 comments)
home staging: Staging Consultations for $75! - 09/03/09 07:04 PM
The Home Decor Genie is now offering your clients staging consultations starting at $75! That's a REAL bargain, considering many of the them are over $100! Here's what I'm offering: $75 I'll spend up to 2 hours at a clients home (or office) and go through everything. I'll let them know just what needs to be done to get it in top selling condition. They will have to take notes and remember what I tell them. We won't do any "hands-on" stuff at this one, but they will know what needs to be done, what is most important and why it (2 comments)
home staging: Help! I Need Help Setting the Appointment! - 01/30/09 03:33 PM
Anyone have good suggestions out there for setting the home staging appointment when a new customer calls? I signed up for a service and have been getting a few leads. However, it seems that many are "fishing" and I can't seem to set the appointment. When they ask, "how much", I try to steer the conversation to find out what they need or are looking for, but they either come back to price or don't want to set an appointment. (maybe it's what I'm saying...or not saying...) help! What about "free" consultations? If you offer free ones, do you make your (11 comments)
home staging: Home Decor Genie asks: Denver reators - Could you sell more properties if they were better presented? - 01/02/09 10:10 PM
Properties that are well-staged by a professional home stager sell better - no question about it! As the owner of Perfect Transformations, I'm also known as the Home Decor Genie! I know what to do to stage a home to get results! Whether a home is occupied or vacant, home staging can improve it's visibility. Call me now and give your listings the best advantage you can! I'll work with you to get them sold. Debbie Fiskum, the Home Decor Genie 303-359-0280 or check my local website: www.ptstaging.com (0 comments)
home staging: The Home Decor Genie asks: Are You Ready to Roll for the New Year ? - 12/27/08 05:21 PM
Wow! The Home Decor Genie here. I hope your holidays were fabulous! We spent a lot of time eating, schmoozing and visiting with family. It's always my favorite time of year. It always reminds me that relationships with people are what's really important in life. With that said, relationships ARE super important! So, my goal is to work on building solid relationships with realtors, and clients in the new year. If I want more referrals, I truly beleive that is the way to go. Since AR is such a great way to meet people, it will be a large part of (0 comments)
home staging: If You Weren't There, You Missed a Fun Networking Event!! - 12/21/08 01:27 PM
Friday, Dec 19 my partner, Cathy and I put on a great networking event in the Denver Tech Center! We had a wonderful talk about "Pampering Yourself and Taking Care of You!" by Cathy Burkhart of DCB Services. Debra Reinhard of Your Castle Real Estate added some thoughts on "Diet and Exercise" and I wrapped it up with some ideas to "Deal With Stress!" We gave away some great prizes and had a nice time of networking and getting to know new people. This event was a collaboration between myself, The Home Decor Genie from Pt Staging in Denver and Cathy Burkhart (0 comments)
home staging: To Keep An Inventory or Not? - 12/17/08 01:49 AM
The issue of buying and maintaining your own home staging inventory is a tough one. Does it really pay to invest in all that furniture? Then, to pay for storage if you don't have a large area to store it (my husband will NOT give up his garage to fill with stuff). Then, you have to move it or find movers. Not to mention the repairs and fix-up if stuff gets damaged! I have come to a middle ground by keeping a small inventory of accent furniture, plants, accessories, and furniture that I can handle to move around. If the property requires (14 comments)
Realtors & homeowners. Do you really need a stager when selling your home? Absolutely not! You only need a stager if: you want to sell quickly you want to get the best price you can't or don't want or don't have time to "do it yourself" you need help deciding what stays, what goes and what to do with the rest If your listings ALL sell well and without reducing the price, you don't need me. However, let's face it, most of us need to clear some of the "extra" stuff out. It's time to start packing and de-clutter the (1 comments)
home staging: Even if you don't feel like it -- fake it! - 08/21/08 08:49 PM
Sometimes we just have to "fake-it!" I just finished doing a home staging consultation on a very large, expensive and nice house. It needed some tweaking here and there, but overall it was in pretty good shape. Then, we went outside. Apparently these folks rarely if ever use their patio and it showed. They had a lovely yard, well-kept, but not too many plants or colorful flowers. The patio chairs were stacked. There was dirt and spider webs everywhere. The chair cushions were in terrible shape. So, after a look around, I suggested we show off this area as additional living space. (4 comments)
home staging: How do you get clients to spend a little money on staging? - 07/02/08 08:55 PM
What to do when a client doesn't want to spend ANY money? It seems that if a realtor refers a job to me and offers to pay the consultation fee, the owner is reluctant to do any more than that. I know the home could really benefit from some good staging, and it's probably cluttered, but they really think they can do it themselves. I guess it comes down to money and they don't want to spend more to get their home sold. Any suggestions from you seasoned stagers or realtors? (5 comments)
home staging: Looking for some home improvement ideas? Check out the Highlands Ranch Home Show this weekend. - 04/25/08 02:47 AM
Need some fresh ideas for your home? Check out the Highlands Ranch Home Show this weekend at the Community Center at Eastridge on University Ave in Highlands Ranch, CO. Sat hours: 9-5 Sun hours: 11-5 Admission is FREE! Are you looking for painting, landscaping, mortgage, or any home improvement help? There will be plenty of vendors and businesses that you can check out to help you with projects large or small. If you need help with selling your home, don't miss Denver Realty's booth. As the owner of Perfect Transformations Home Staging & Decorating, I'll be there to answer questions about decorating and staging. (4 comments)
Debbie Fiskum-The Home Decor Genie! Perfect Home Staging
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